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next at 5. bay area teachers facing layoffs as thousands of pink slips get sent out. and new at 8.why it's not as bad as years past. also new at emotional vigil for the victim's of a horrific crash. friends and family gather in daly city to remember a mother and her 2 sons. next. now at eight: --
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(male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. stopping the bleeding is good. better than what's been happening in the past several years. it's the day teachers dread. mandatory layoff warnings going out across the state. but something is different this year. coming up, we will tell you what has changed. thousands of teachers across the bay area and the state are getting pink slips. but the silver lining tonight is the number of teachers receiving those notices is down dramatically. new tonight at 8--
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kron 4's dan kerman explains the drop is linked directly to a ballot measure passed in the last election. here's a breakdown by school district. san francisco unified could cut 185 jobs. that's 142 certified staff positions -- and 43 teacher aides. oakland unified could cut 65 administrators. and 11 non-tenured teachers. alum rock is giving out 87
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preliminary notices -- 78 to teachers. antioch may cut 13 teachers. redwood city. 8 certified positions may be eliminated - including school nurses and counselors. and for fremont, san jose unified, walnut creek and palo alto unified -- those districts say *no pink slips have been sent out. some of the teachers receiving these notices are all too familiar with them. in fact, some have been receiving them for years. the next big deadline is may 15th. that's when school administrators will send out finalized pink slips.
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new tonight at 8-- an emotional vigil tonight for three victims of a deadly drunk driving crash in daly city. kron 4's alecia reid has reaction from grieved family members. new developments tonight -- the pain is too fresh this was at the location of the accident and people were extremely upset. >> i could not be comforted by should it be the one that died not my will never see my little girl or my little boy's the family is still
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grieving family is going through such terrible pain. anybody that has an alcohol problem and a family should get a >> family members say the older is in critical condition. he is behind bars and is facing 15 years in prisona teenager missing from scotts valley has been found safe - after being missing for days. this is surveillance video of 20-year-old matthew abraham - who disappeared
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wednesday friends and family say he seemed disoriented after crashing his mountain bike. polce say matthew has been found in utah.
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he'd been travelling with a stranger he met while on a bus. police say that person helped figure out who abraham really was. ".the missing person." the teenager is now getting a medical evaluation. his family is headed to salt lake city to bring him home. people in one east bay community are very concerned tonight -- about the registered sex offender who has just moved in. charles christman was convicted of crimes including lewd acts with a
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minor. and he's just moved into a bay point home. as kron four's terisa estacio reports. his neighbors are trying to do something about his arrival.. armed with signs - mothers, fathers and children as well as other outraged residents packed this corner in baypoint to get their message out. >> we don't want him here. high risk sexually violent predatorcharles christman moved into this home just a few days ago. it is close to a residential neighborhood plus. it is just down the block from an elementary school. >> this is not safe for my children or other children. throughout the afternoon - motorists driving by honked in support of the group. >> it makes me feel good.
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another resident says she plans to put together a petition to give to local officials in hopes of getting christman removed from the area. >> i am going to do what it takes. >> reporter: terisa estacio, kron 4 news. >> one man is dead and another injured-- after last night's shooting at the richmond bart station. police say shots were fired as passenegers were leaving the station. they believe the shootiing may have started after an altercation. one man was shot and killed and another was taken to the hospital and was treated for his injuries. still no word on their identities police are now going over the station's surveillance video to try to identify the gunman. this is richmond's third killing this year. the f-b-i is asking for the public's help in finding this man.
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22- year-old gary fite junior. investigators say he robbed a bank in pinole back on march first. they say fite junior jumped over the counter and held a loaded gun to the head of a bank teller. no word on how much he was taken from the teller's cash drawer. police say fite jr's last known home address was in oakland. he's considered armed and dangerous. bart and caltrans will be shutting down part of interstate 880 for several hours this weekend. they'll be doing some work on the new oakland airport
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connector kron 4's charles clifford shows us what it will mean for drivers. >> reporter: starting saturday morning, bart will begin installing new railways over instate just west of hegenberger road. this is part of the ongoing work to complete the new oakland airport connector. in order to finish the work, crews will first need to shutdown the two lefthand lanes of north bound 880 starting at 11am on saturday morning. that closure will last all day on saturday. then from 1am until 6am on sunday morning, caltrans will completely shutdown all northbound lanes of 880 at hegenberger road. the southbound lanes will remain open. cars travelling north can detour around the closure by first exiting 880 at hegenberger road.
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then they will have to turn left onto edes avenue, cross over hegenberger and continue along coliseum way. they will then drive past oracle arena and the coliseum before merging back onto northbound 880 just past 66th avenue. now this weekend's closures, will be repeated the following weekend, march 23rd and 24th in order to finish the work. the bart oakland airport connector is scheduled to be completed in late 2014. in the newsroom, charels clifford kron 4 news. major changes are coming for people who travel in hayward.
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crews are about to finish a construction project that's been years in the making. grant lodes is here to give us a closer look at what's being called the hayward loop. some business owners we spoke with said during the height of the construction work for the hayward was off as much as 80-percent.and they now hope these improvements will make it easier to shop here.
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the new route construction is expected to be fully completed by june of this year. ahead at eight. [ teen ] times are good, aren't they, kids? it's nice having u-verse, isn't it? see back in my day, we didn't have these newfangled wireless receivers. fangled? no, we watched march madness in the living room... that's where the tv outlet was. what is he talking about? and if mom was hosting her book club that day, guess missed it! we couldn't just move the tv all willy-nilly all over the house. ohh! ohh! kids today have it so good. ok. [ male announcer ] call to get u-verse tv starting at $19 a month for 2 years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. with qualifying bundles. the words are going this way-there's no way. oh, the lights came on. isn't technology supposed to make life easier? at chase we're pioneering innovations that make banking simple.
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>> three people are dead tonight after a small plane crashed in fort lauderdale, florida this video was taken right after the can see the cars and pieces of the plane on fire. firefighters arrived on the scene. the plane crashed near a small executive airport this afternoon.scorching about a dozen cars.
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no one on the ground was hurt. it's not clear yet what caused the crash. the obama administration signalled today that it's taking north korea's nuclear threat seriously. kron four's grant lodes has the details of the major expansion of something called ground=based mid- course defense. it's a defensive shield few people are even aware of. return to index of stories... (countdown) >> 5,4,3,2,1. if there's ever a missile attack on the u=s, this is our best hope to stop it. the pentagon calls it ground-based mid-course defense. and after the latest nuclear threat from north korea, it is being expanded on the west coast. >> the reason we are advancing our program here for homeland security is to not take any chances, is to stay ahead of the threat. north korea launched a long range missile in december. it conducted its third nuclear test last month. and new leader king jong un, has certainly revved up his anti-american rhetoric,
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but north korea is believed to be years away from even testing a missile with the 5=thousand mile range needed to reach the u=s. the u=s has 30 of the missiles deployed on the west coast, four at vandenberg air force base in california, and the rest at fort greely, near fairbanks, alaska. now the pentagon is adding fourteen more. that will take as long as four years and an extra one=billion dollars. and some critics say it will offer no more protection than the advice given to america's school children in the 1950s. >> duck. and cover. >> duck. and cover. one arms expert says the real importance of today's announcement is its that the u=s won't be intimidated.
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the defense missiles use sophisticated technology to home in on the incoming warheads just outside the atmosphere. then they simply ram into them at hypersonic speed. >> jacqueline: this cloud coverage has been starting to bring some clear skies. the fog will be minimal at best. strong winds that will continue for the overnight fog near the coast will be patchy. it will mainly be fog free '60s and '70s for
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the bay area. '70s in concord. 60s for modiof the bayshore. and 55 along the coast and daly city. a look a your extended forecast. sly big changes with the rain could start as early as tent the heavier shower activity will increase towards the evening and wednesday evening. they could even persist. but spotty at bestand as jacqueline mentioned. the weather is looking great for san francisco's big st. patrick's day parade. grant lodes is back to show us the route.and road closures. >> reporter: here is what you need to know it starts of 11:a 30 on a saturday.
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market street/second street going west. market street will be closed near van ness and it will reopen by 3:00 p.m.. and after that, the per rate will go down towards mcallister and and all around city hall. the festival begins at 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.. grove will be closed between larkin and 16 muni lines will be impacted. >> gary: coming up is eiail time ...--email time and
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>> catherine: a recent spike in gas prices is leading to a record jump in consumer prices. the national average for gas is now three-dollars-and- seventy-cents. in february - gas prices climbed nine-point-one- percent. in the bay area.the average price for a gallon of gas is four-dollars-and-twenty- one-cents. in oakland and san jose -- it's four-dollars-and-ten- cents. >> there are new developments regarding the explosion and fire at the chevron refinery in richmond last august. repairs are nearly finished. after construction is complete, there will be an inspection to make sure the repairs are up to industry standards. chevron says it does not expect any problems -- and says the refinery should be at full capacity by the end of the month. we're 64 days away from this year's bay to breakers.
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kron 4 is proud to be part of this san francisco event. from start to finish. bay to sunday, may 19th. still ahead on kron four news. you could say they're among by the forced spending cuts. the fifth graders on a school trip who could only see the white house from the outside. [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. at&t u-verse high speed internet offers more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hotspots than ever.
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>> catherine: coming up still left disappointed
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fifth graders. also, the new with samsung galaxy will offer features we have not seen before in a smart phone. . >> jacqueline: this live look with clearing skies. more on the expected cloud coverage.. coming coverage
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>> now for a look at our top stories at eight-thirty. major changes for drivers in hayward tonight. in downtown, traffic is now only one way.starting at the intersection of foothill, mission and jackson streets. it's part of the route 238 corridor improvement
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project. the project should be complete. and the streets back to normal by monday morning. a teenager missing from scotts valley has been found safe in utah. 20-year-old matthew abraham - who disappeared wednesday friends and family say he seemed disoriented after crashing his mountain bike and hitting his head. police say matthew had been travelling with a stranger he met while on a bus. police say that stranger helped authorities and matthews family find him. a dreaded day for schools. thousands of teachers across the bay area and the state are getting pink slips. but the silver lining tonight is the number of teachers receiving those notices is down dramatically. last year 20-thousand notices were handed out last year. this year it's less than three-thousand. school officials say the decrease is partly due to proposition 30-- which prevented a 5-billion dollar cut to schools. two weeks after the automatic spending cuts kicked in - the ripple effects are being felt across the country. jim acosta talked some young students -- whose school trip was affected. >> "one block to the white house." >> reporter: these 5th graders from eastlawn
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elementary came all the way from the small town of burlington north carolina for the school's annual field trip to washington. late last month. they received this confirmation for a tour of the white house. but. this. is as far as they made it. >> "cause they're cutting their budgets." >> reporter: instead they're getting a civics lesson in the meaning of the word "sequester." >> "i'm ticked off." >> reporter: jakiah sellers like the rest of her classmates held fundraisers to come up with the three hundred dollars each of them needed for the trip. >> "jim: and do you understand why this is going on here? i mean, why this is happening?" >> "yes, because obama doesn't want anybody to see his beautiful house." >> reporter: feelings. are hurt. >> "that was the highlight of our trip for our students. it's a once in a lifetime opportunity that some of us may never get again." >> "this is a very unfortunate circumstance that is a result of the sequester." white house officials say they had to make a choice between canceling tours and furloughing secret service agents. they also point to other
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painful cuts from the air traffic control towers in small cities facing closure to the reduced hours at the national archives. >> "these cuts harm not help economy." to cuts in science research at the national lab president obama visited in illinois. >> "they don't trim the fat. they cut into muscle and into bone." >> reporter: talk to amanda harrison. whose husband john just lost the tuition assistance he receives from the marines. due to the automatic cuts. it's a program. that enticed him to join the marines in the first place. >> "you don't get to maintain a good job, i'm sorry, as a service member's wife. you know we give up a lot and this was a little something in return for everything we do." >> reporter: back at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. the students who wanted to get an up-close look of the white house. are getting a tour of broken government. >> "this is the people's house so we should have gone inside the house." >> reporter: a tour. that comes at a high price. >> "it's a terrible example to give these kids." >> reporter: "it's like breaking a promise." >> "it's like breaking a promise."
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jim acosta, president obama says arrangements may be worked out for some schools to re-book their visits. but the cancelled tours - like the rest of the cuts - probably won't be reversed anytime soon. the new pope has been busy. and his next public appearance will probably be this sunday - at saint peter's basilica in rome. on thursday -- pope francis was spotted paying his hotel bill himself. and then he rode a shuttle bus back to the vatican - instead of taking a limo. that has many catholics hoping he'll continue with those gestures of austerity and simplicity. when he was cardinal - he was also known for washing the feet of the poor and sick. also today -- there was a ribbon-cutting of the newly remodeled papal apartment. pope francis was given the keys -- and got a tour. >> jacqueline: this live look showing decent visibility. we are still seeing some reduce visibility in san jose and
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half moon bay. mainly because of the cloud coverage. the satellite showing the clouds are pressing through with the sea breezes have been increasing. patchy fog but clear skies and a stronger whins tonight. mostly clear tonight and chilly. some clouds to bolstthe streaming and temperatures are still going to be my fault. a number of the 70's. as we go for the evening. some -- temperatures are still going to be -- mild. with the rainfall possibility coming up. (bagpipes playing) up. [ teen ] times are good, aren't they, kids? it's nice having u-verse, isn't it? see back in my day, we didn't have these newfangled wireless receivers. fangled? no, we watched march madness in the living room... that's where the tv outlet was. what is he talking about? and if mom was hosting her book club that day, guess missed it! we couldn't just move the tv
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now for today's market update. stocks fell today. ending the dow's longest winning streak since 1996. today's closing numbers. the dow dropped 25 points to close at 14-thousand-514. the nasdaq dropped nine points. and the s-and-p fell two points. it doesn't hit the market until april, but the tech community is buzzing over the new samsung android smart phone. the galaxy s-4 will offer features we haven't seen before. and that's putting a lot of pressure on apple and its i- phone. kron 4 tech reporter gabe slate shows us why the phone is being called revolutionary. this samsung will be the first smart phone to feature a full high definition amoled display televisions that feature this are thousands of dollars. this will look amazing low operating extremely efficient that will help extend battery life. you can even use this with gloves and smart scroll
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by tilting and digital gravity and smart pause and can sense when you are looking at it or not and the dual camera can be used as the front and reaer camera at the same time video chat and stream what they are seeing and continue a video chat. and control your phone by just hovering your finger and even waving your hand and share music on multiple phones the 'translator uses translation. and the watch transfoms a remote but this is built in. gabe slate tech report there's some controversy
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surrounding yesterdays samsung event that streamed live over the web. some people were offended by the way samsung portrayed women in their skits -- while showing off the new features of the phone. >> and love this and would it you can do this while you were eating and ... seemed over-the-top ".imagined this." the event featured a long parade of fifties style female stereotypes. there's video of the event on you-tube. and it's prompting a lot of comments from people who found it to be over the top. and reflecting negatively
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against women. it's saint patrick's day weekend. and as many get set to celebrate irish heritage, they may be raising a different glass this year. irish whiskey is one of the hottest pours in the u-s right now. karin caifa gets a look behind the boom. >> reporter: there is increasingly popularity for irish whiskey. irish whiskey was the fastest growing in 2012. it was up 22% and over the last decade it has quadrupled. and also a smoker distilled to taste that makes it palatable. 20
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years ago. with the so- called still ahead. gary is joined by his lovely wife alicia as they open up the kron four mailbag and answer your emails
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>> jacqueline: it has been cooler more sunshine and some cloud coverage expected. sunday and monday more of that cloud coverage in the rainfall on tuesday. st. patrick's day is on a sunday but the parade is to marron. people will be lining up early. temperatures in the 50s for most of the day. certainly
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it is going to be breezy. 20 m.p.h. through san francisco. as for the cloud coverage it will be streaming and pushing through. clearing skies with cooler temperatures. we do have some cloud coverage offshore that will impact us. fog tracker is also going to be kept at a minimum still some patches in the overnight hours. and in the south. but mostly clear. high clouds tomorrow. temperatures? nice. 70's through cupertino. for the inland valleys also '70s but the east bay shore a cooler. 60s in richmond.
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temperatures only in the 50s. mainly in the low 70's for the north bay. a look at your extended forecast with mild conditions the rainfall returning to the day on tuesday night and wednesday. lingering showers and possibly early thursday. also - the u-s-a battles puerto rico in the world baseball classic. the winner advances to at&t world baseball classic angel pagan fires up his puerto rican mates in the dugout top 1st ryan vogelsong - gives up a single to mike aviles and pagan races home from second with the first run of the game 1-0 pr top 6th, 2-0 pr, bases
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loaded vogelsong pulled for vinny pestano - and pestano gives up the bases loaded double to andy gonzalez who breaks game open - one run charged to vogelsong 4-0 pr vogelsong: 5.2 ip, 4 hits, 2 runs, 1 k currently: usa is done barring a miraculous comeback puerto rico heads to at&t park for seminfinals beginning this sunday giants rangers rematch of the 2010 world
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series!!!! ron washington.aka "wash" is chillin' top 4th matt cain - strikes out adrien beltre to end the inning cain: 5 ip, 2 hits, 0 runs, 2 k's bot 4th, scoreless hunter pence - hits his first home run of the season off a fella named wilmer fontit's a 2-run blast to left 2-0 sf pence: 2-3, hr, 3 rbi bot 7th, 3-1 sf andres torres - the 35 year
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old outfielder hits his first home run of the cactus leagueto deep right field 5- 2 sf torres: 2-4, hr, 2 rbi giants win 5-2 note: giants reassigned 21 players today to the minors - believed to be the most players they've sent down at one time kobe bryant playing with some of extreme injury. he tweeted out this photograph of his ankle and played for 12 minutes. tuck rule may go bye bye tuck rule since tom brady
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broncos pass rusher elvis dumervil agreed to slash his salary from $12 million to $8 million in order to stay in denver but he now finds himself a free agent because his agent marty magdid faxed his contract to the broncos six minutes after the deadline at 4:06pm instead of 4pm. that six minutes cost dumervil $8 million because when the broncos didn't receive the new contract they filed paperwork of their own relasing dumervil so the broncos save $12 million deal and dumervil is a free agent coming up e-mail with alecia...and the attack on my bodyguard...
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>> gary: i only take crap from alecia... >> jacqueline: i do not want to know! >> gary: of we will be right back. . [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t.
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montana left. what about alex smith? >> his great philanthropy work. however, not much of a comparison with joe montana >> he is beloved. and you show your character with the support of tiger woods. >> yes, he went after the pan-cake waitress. and after awhile you have to let it go. if i have to socialize with them? there be a different store but unlike him watching played golf. >> and patrick says that you showing on your your body guard. >> he was bringing up the material and he was late. however, kevin and i have been friends for over 25
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